Human Rights Council candidates must uphold the highest standards of respect for human rights

The ICJ has called on States that are candidates for membership to the UN Human Rights Council to do more to respect human rights at home and at the international level.

On 12 November, the United Nations General Assembly will elect 14 new members to the Human Rights Council.

The ICJ added its name to a joint letter, delivered by International Service for Human Rights on behalf of 40 NGOs from all regions of the world, emphasising the need for candidate states to uphold the highest standards of respect for human rights, the fullest cooperation with the Human Rights Council, and to refrain from impeding the access of individuals and civil society to international human rights mechanisms.

HRC-GAElections-JointNGOLetter-NonLegalSubmission-2013 (download joint open letter in PDF)

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